Papaya Baked with Ginger

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Total Time:
35 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 ripe papayas
  • 2 pieces preserved stem ginger in syrup, drained and 1 tbsp. syrup from the jar
  • 8 cookies, coarsely crushed
  • 3 tbsp. raisins
  • Rind and juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. double heavy cream, extra to serve

How to Make Papaya Baked with Ginger

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Cut the papayas in half and scoop out their seeds.
  • Place the halves in a baking dish and set aside.
  • Cut the stem ginger into the matchsticks.
  • Make the filling. Combine the crushed cookies, stem ginger matchsticks and raisins in a bowl.
  • Stir in the lime rind and juice and two thirds of the nuts, then add the sugar and ream.
  • Mix well. Fill the papaya halves and drizzle with the ginger syrup.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining nuts.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until tender.
  • Serve each papaya half with a generous helping of cream.